My heart is like the phoenix; it burns to ash and new hope born springs into action. - K.M.
I was commissioned to conjure a piece with imagery that is very personal for the patron. She wanted a phoenix, blazing with traditional colors, as it is a symbol of strength for her.
Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The more I cut, ground and soldered this piece the more personal it became to me. I'm exploring new techniques and I feel like I'm on the verge of a breakthrough.
This piece pushed me to new places and I like them. I think I'll hang around here, in this new place, for a while and take in the sights.